Cessna flips after hard landing at Dillingham airfield

Source: Scott Blackley
Source: Scott Blackley

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- Scary moments on Oahu's north shore Wednesday afternoon. A Cessna 172 aircraft carrying three people on board crashed at Dillingham airfield shortly before 3:30 p.m. The aircraft flipped over upon a hard landing at the end of the runway after it veered to the right.

The plane, belonging to Noah Flying Inc., sustained extensive damage to the front of the plane and the tail said Honolulu Fire Department. The fuselage, however, was intact and had no damage to it.

All three on board were Japanese nationals, including the pilot. They flew out from Honolulu International Airport earlier in the day to practice standard touch and go procedures. Paramedics were called to the scene to assess those involved. None were transported to the hospital.

Dillingham Airfield was closed the rest of the day as the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigates.

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